Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Just Moving Along....

Amongst other things, these have been keeping me busy.....
How have you been preparing for the Christmas season?

Monday, 2 December 2013

Art Class Creations 2

Hi Everyone,

I've been busy doing this and that but nothing particularly specific, so I thought in the mean time I would share with you some more projects I created in some of my past arts and craft classes.

Basket Weaving.
 Book Binding.
Tie Dye T-shirt.
Nylon Stocking Flower and Butterfly.
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of what I get up to I'll be sure to share more with you soon.

Monday, 25 November 2013

What Have I Been Up To....

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the short hiatus but I have been busy doing this and that, trips here and there....

So I wanted to let you all know that I have sold one of my submitted art pieces to the Below 65 Gallery Winter Art Fair.

 Can you see the red SOLD note :) made me soooooo happy!!!!!!!

I've been trying to regularly add new products to my shop's website, what do you think?

 Freeform Crochet Cuff - Inspired by Tudor fashions.

can be hand dyed by the customer to perfectly match their home deco.!product/prd1/1397277021/personalize-your-mug-cozy---from-20p-per-letter.
 You can now personalise your Mug Cozies -
click on the picture to view the listing
and benefit from the lower Christmas pricing option.

 Added a new colour combo Jersey Yarn Wrist Cuff.

I recently went beach combing and found some great shells, driftwood pieces and seaglass fragments, this led to me altering my listed Fiber Art piece.

Its relisted here.

Well I have to go now, so bye for now.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Art Class Creations 1

Hi Everyone,

I previously said a couple posts ago that I would share with you my past crafty adventures, so liked I promised, here are some of my arts and craft class creations:

Handmade paper from junk mail.
Upcycled purse and handbag from old jeans.
Upholstered noticeboard.
Batik decorated tote bag.
Sock monkey from old socks which I decorated with a crocheted fascinator hat.
This is just a handful of what I have created in my arts and craft class I'll share more with you another time.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

My First Art Exhibition Experience

Hi Everyone,

Today I went to the Below 65 Gallery to see my pieces that I submitted to their Winter Art Fair event.

At the gallery I saw many unique and beautifully created works of art. I particularly liked the large wooden mosaic submissions, an acrylic or oil piece which had hidden painted animals within its finished painting, and an acrylic painting of a barn owl in flight.

Seeing my pieces on display was exciting and I felt very proud of myself. this was my first time exhibiting anywhere and I hope there will be many more opportunities like this in the future.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Duh! I Totally Forgot To Tell You.....

Hi Everybody,

Did I tell you guys I'm on Pinterest...... yeah well I'm just a teeny bit obsessed. You can follow me for regular updates of new listings to my shop's website and you can get a further insight into what I am about but checking out my other boards, hope to see you there, byeeeee!

Upcycled Yarn Creation

Hi Everyone,

One of the things I've been busy doing while away from blogland was attending regular arts and craft classes which allowed me to try many different crafts. In a future post I will share some of the craft projects I did with you.

Last week we revisited upcycling and worked with old t-shirts this time. I decided to create jersey yarn. Here are the steps I took to create my jersey yarn:

I was surprised by how much yarn I got from two half of t-shirts, 35'15" from the orange, yellow and pink combo and I got 38'10" from the green, blue and black combo. 

I couldn't wait to create something with my new upcycled jersey yarn, you can see what I have created here.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Website Stock Update

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to tell you about some new creations I recently added to my website.

I've listed my first fibre art piece.

I have added more choices to my loop ring listing.

Another colour combination to my face scrubbies listing.

These chunky wrist cuffs were made with my new crochet hooks, I just love how chunky and funky they look and they are perfect for keeping your wrist warm during the winter months.

I have also added a new page titled Gift Ideas it was created to house my newly added Home Collection line and my previous Bath & Beauty line.
This Mug Cozy is the first item in my Home Collection line, more will be added over the next few days, so please keep an eye out for new listing by visiting my website.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Birthday Stash

Hi Everyone

I celebrated my birthday last week and had a lovely day. I Got some brilliant presents and I wanted to share this one with you. Its a beautiful handmade crochet hook roll made by the talented lady of Scented Sweetpeas with an accompanying set of 12 colourful metal crochet hooks of varying sizes.

I love them so much I've already started using them to create more lovelies to stock my website, so don't forget to check it out for new stock listings.

Bye for now, catch up with you later.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Crossing The First Hurdle!!

Hi Everyone,

I want to share some exciting good news with you all. Over the last four weeks I have been working on three canvases to submit to a local gallery for their Creativity Unframed Winter Art Fair coming up this November to December.

So yesterday was the first day of submission and I am please to let tell you that all three of my canvases were accepted, WOOHOO!!!!!

So here they are, I hope you like them -

This one is titled - The Tree Of Life

 This one is titled -
Home Is Where The Heart Is.

This one is titled - Gone With The Wind.

The Art Festival will run for six weeks at the Gilbert & Clark Frame Print - The gallery is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm, they will have some evening viewing in December, please follow their facebook page for updates on those dates.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Launching My Website

Hi Everybody,

Just a quick post to let you know that I have done it!! Yep yesterday I launched my website Checiegirl Creations. And would you believe it I have already made my first sale YAY!!

I would love for you to pop over and have a nose around and please tell me what you think of it and the creations listed so far and please feel free to tell all your friends and family about Checiegirl Creations.

Thanks for checking it out, byeeeeee!!!!

Friday, 11 October 2013

I'm Back!!!

Hi Everyone,

I've been away but now I'm back, so what have I been up to? Lots and lots but most importantly I've been developing and working on improving my art skills. This year I joined a fine art class and I have found it both challenging and fun.

I am also the lucky new owner of my very own Art Studio space - it's small but it's all mine!! GRIN!! One day I'll do a video tour of the space and I'll be sure to share it with you all.

If you've been a visitor to my blog before, a quick look at it now and you would notice that there has been some changes. It's no longer a blog and a blogshop but only a blog where I will continue to share my arty adventures.

So are you wondering if you can still buy my creations? Well yes of course you can, I'm happy to share with you all that I will be launching my new shop website soon.

I've been working on lots of new designs and products, perfect for the upcoming Christmas season. So I hope you would check out the website when it is live, I look forward to hearing your feedback.

So keep your eyes peeled for new blog updates to stay abreast of all that is coming up in Checiegirl Creations.